Bernie Sanders releases 10 years of tax returns after weeks of delays
Sen. Bernie Sanders on Monday released 10 years of tax returns.
Sanders had faced a lot of pressure to make his returns public and for weeks did not offer a timeline on when they’d be released.
A number of other 2020 Democrats have also released their returns.
President Donald Trump has been criticized since 2016 for not release his returns, but has still not done so.
Sen. Bernie Sanders on Monday released 10 years of tax returns, making good on a pledge he made over a month ago.
“These tax returns show that our family has been fortunate,” Sanders said in a statement. “I am very grateful for that, as I grew up in a family that lived paycheck to paycheck and I know the stress of economic insecurity. That is why I strive every day to ensure every American has the basic necessities of life, including a livable wage, decent housing, health care and retirement security.”
He added, “I consider paying more in taxes as my income rose to be both an obligation and an investment in our country. I will continue to fight to make our tax system more progressive so that our country has the resources to guarantee the American Dream to all people.”
The Vermont senator had faced mounting pressure to release his returns after being criticized for not being more transparent on his finances during the 2016 campaign season.
For weeks, Sanders repeatedly did not offer a specific timeline on when he would release his returns, but last week said they would finally be made public by Tax Day, or April 15.
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Source:: Business Insider